Sunday Funday in San Diego

With summer comes Sunday Funday! From boozy brunches to outdoor live music find kitchy Sunday Funday programming for everyone around San Diego including “SOL Sunday,” “Rosé Sunday,” “Raggae Sunday” and more! Below are the best spots to get your bronze, brunch and booze on.  Barefoot Bar & GrillLocated on the sparkling waters of Mission Bay Barefoot Bar & Grill at Paradise Point Resort offers the ultimate San Diego destination for coastal cocktails and day time brews. Every Sunday, all summer long, join for “Sunday Funday” from 12pm-4pm, and listen to the live sounds of classic rock, reggae and more from local bands such as Private Domain, Fuzzy and the Blues Band, Ron’s Garage. Take in panoramic views of the bay and watch the boats and paddle boarders go by, while enjoying a cold beverage paired with burgers, flatbreads, poké nachos, and other delicious casual fare for an easy Sunday.  The Rooftop by STK at Andaz San Diego On Sunday, May 21, The Rooftop by STK will launch its “SOL Sundays” rooftop brunch experience. Set to unbeatable views of downtown San Diego guests can enjoy breakfast, brunch, cocktail and all-day menus with highlights including eggs benedict, chilaquiles, french toast, a bloody mary bar and top DJs. SOL Sundays will run from 11 a.m. to Sunset every Sunday through September 3rd.   Rein Poolside Retreat at Rancho Valencia Resort & SpaKicking off on May 21 through September 17, sit back and enjoy Rancho Valencia’s new Rosé Sunday at Rein. Every Sunday, enjoy an elevated pool scene paired with oyster shucking stations, flowing Rosé and Champagne, and a special Rosé Sunday menu. New to the property, Rein Poolside Retreat, is an exclusive wellness-inspired pool bar, located at the resort’s adults-only pool, that offers guests and locals a refreshing culinary experience with an elevated yet approachable Southern California poolside vibe. With newly minted cabanas, Rein offers a variety of handcrafted cocktails, fare inspired by the resort’s dedication to healthy living, as well as classic dishes from The Pony Room which can be enjoyed by guests and locals in the spa cabanas and lounge chairs or at the top of the bar.  The CommonsThe Commons offers the ultimate San Diego Sunday Funday experience complete with brunch, bloody marys and bottomless mimosas. Brunch selections include custom omelets, breakfast sandwiches and breakfast bowls; and bottomless mimosas are available for $19 with purchase of one brunch entrée. Bloody mary selections include the signature recipe made with scorpion pepper vodka. Brunch is served fro 9:30am to 2 pm on Sundays.  Dive at Harrah’s Resort Southern CaliforniaEnd the weekend on a high note at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, which features Dive, a trifecta of pools including a main pool, eight hot tubs, Southern California’s only swim-up bar and a 400-foot lazy river that winds its way through grottos and waterfalls. Every Sunday, Dives hosts “Reggae Sundays” with two live reggae-style bands, one traditional and the other reggae-rock. The pools are surrounded by cabanas, day beds, seven luxury lounges, palapas and fire pits. Kettner ExchangeEvery Sunday, Kettner Exchange offers one of the hottest brunches in Little Italy. Menu selections by Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski include the eggs benedict, served with green batard, tenderbelly bacon, tomato confit, potato and hollandaise; and the churro french toast, prepared topped with cream cheese icing, cinnamon sugar and quince marmalade. Kettner Exchange also offers an array of festive brunch cocktails including the Jimmy “Buffet” build-your-own Pina Colada Bar, where guests can choose up to three rums, two additional exotic flavors and three garnishes; and the shareable Hamilton’s Hornblower punch bowl, made with demerara rum, navy strength rum, bianco vermouth, lemon, pineapple, cinnamon, pomegranate and champagne.   FIREHOUSE American Eatery + LoungeFIREHOUSE, one of San Diego’s hottest beachside dining and drinking destinations, offers “Tropical Sundays,” the perfect way to end a long week. Guests can enjoy live music from a variety of DJs and $16 bottles of bubbly until 3 p.m.; alongside an array of delicious brunch items including the Devil’s Dozen Benny, made with a Devil’s Dozen vanilla bean glazed donut, maple peppercorn bacon, poached egg and lemon hollandaise, served with FIREHOUSE breakfast potato; and the avocado toast, topped with fresh avocado, sea salt and chili flake. Rustic Root Rustic Root’s rooftop brunch makes for the perfect Sunday Funday. Savor menu items including the brioche french toast, served with bacon, blueberry, berry coulis, whipped butter and maple syrup; and the breakfast risotto, made with farro, red quinoa, kale, mushroom, parmesean and poached egg. Rustic Root also offers an array of breakfast cocktails including mimosas and the recently introduced coffee cart, offering coffee, espressos, americanos, cappuccinos, and speciality coffees such as salted caramel or toffee lattes and lavender white mochas (add-ons of Jameson and Baileys are also available for that extra kick of fun!) Uptown TavernIf welcoming vibes in a progressive neighborhood is on your docket, Uptown Tavern in Hillcrest is your Sunday Funday go-to. They have an “F-Monday” promo every Sunday, which offers $3 drinks from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and a DJ from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. so you can get your funk on! Executive Chef Lety Gonzalez has crafted a menu that is inspiring, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and is filled with fun flavors you’ll want to come back to again and again. From apps to alcohol, Uptown Tavern features a fresh spin on the tried-and-true, so you’ll always return home happy.  barleymashNo Sunday Funday is complete without a brunch accompanied by delectable cocktails. Head into Gaslamp’s hot spot barleymash to fuel yourself on good eats and sips before venturing out for the afternoon and evening. Something for everyone, the menu boasts the Sin-A-Bun, a colossal, house-made cinnamon roll; Morning Wood, a barley flatbread with roasted tomato sauce, three cheese blend, scrambled eggs and Applewood-smoked bacon; and for those who are hurting from the evening before, be sure to order The Remedy Sando made up of Applewood-smoked bacon, pork sausage, two fried eggs, pepper jack, aged cheddar, bourbon brown-butter hollandaise on a barley bun and served with roasted potato hash. Drinks? Barleymash has your Sunday Funday covered with their epic Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar, in addition to other brunch favorites. Park 101If you are up in Carlsbad, visit the soon-to-be Park 101 for a Sunday Funday with the family. Opening in a few short weeks, this beachside location will serve up BBQ eats, grab-and-go sandwiches, fresh smoothies, coffee and housemade doughnuts. Visitors can meander across the plaza, where Park 101’s indoor/outdoor Garden Pub will offer a variety of up to 32 local tap beers and a wide selection of regional wine offerings. The casual setting will invite the opportunity for a relaxing time of fun with friends and family. Park 101’s Tamarack View Deck will rise above it all, featuring a rooftop lounge with fire pits and cozy seating areas, where gourmet snacks and million-dollar views of the vibrant Carlsbad Village will be served daily.  Duck DiveBeachside residents looking for a deal on bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s can head into Duck Dive in Pacific Beach. Guests can sip on Mimosas for $17.50 and Bloody Buddies for $3.50 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and order bites from their coastal cuisine. Serving up items like Chilaquiles Con Salsa Verde, Pigs in the Blanket and Biscuit and Gravy Sliders, diners will find something to satisfy every craving! Miss B’s Coconut ClubHit up Miss B’s Coconut Club’s Day Club on Sunday for the ultimate beachside party in Mission Beach. From 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm., guests can sip on specially priced Miami Vices and Beers. Miss B’s also sends their Day Club goers home with 12 ounce giveaway cups. If your appetite sneaks up on you during the evening hours, be sure to order up their famous Plantain Coconut Shrimp, which is house-battered plantain-coconut shrimp served with a sweet chili pineapple mojito sauce. Not in the mood for seafood? Try their crave-worthy Jerk Rubbed Chicken Wings that come with your choice of two sauces on the side or tossed. Fig Tree Café 
Fig Tree Café is a classic San Diego brunch spot, with menu favorites including their innovative Breakfast Sushi (scrambled eggs, rice, scallions wrapped in thick bacon pieces and topped with plum sauce). Check out their monthly rotating Mimosa flights, to sample four themed mimosa flavors at once. Keep the party going all afternoon at the PB location, with Happy Hour deals from 2 – 4 p.m. daily, including Sundays.
 Backyard Kitchen & TapBackyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach knows how to do Sunday Funday with a killer brunch menu and specials on mimosas and Bloody Marys. Every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., order up $6 mimosas or Bloody Marys, or try a mimosa flight for $12.  Ambrogio15​Ambrogio15 in North Pacific Beach has recently ushered in the Milan-style restaurant’s first regular brunch service. As of April 29, each Saturday and Sunday between noon and 3 p.m. guests can explore a brunch menu strongly influenced by the Milano culture of Ambrogio15’s Italian-born founders Giacomo Pizzigoni, Andrea Burrone and Luca Salvi. During brunch, Ambrogio15 will offer bottomless mimosas at $16 per person. Dining duos can also take advantage of a brunch combo featuring choice of shareable entrée, two brunch cocktails and dessert for $34. Barrel RepublicSunday Funday at Barrel Republic in Pacific Beach offers up ½ off all local beers and $10 bottles of champagne. If that isn’t enough to cure you of the Sunday Scaries, the complimentary donuts are sure to do the trick!  

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